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Doctor insights on: Paucicellular Smears Mean

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What does it mean if cervic is close when you get smear?

What does it mean if cervic is close when you get smear?

Does not mean much: If patient is seen for bleeding problem and cervix is stenosed, it is difficult to do a endometrial biopsy.

During a pregnancy, close to the delivery time, if cervix is closed woman probably will not go in to labor. On the other hand if cervix is more than than 3 cms dilated and effaced, will go in labor soon or can be induced easily. ...Read more

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Wat is cin2 mean in smears? I had a colopscopy n got it all took away but im still worried? : (

Wat is cin2 mean in smears? I had a colopscopy n got it all took away but im still worried? : (

Pap Smears: The very reason one has pap smears is to watch the cervical cells to see if they have the potential to become cancer and if there is, indeed, any evidence of the cancer causing hpv present. The scale goes from zero to five. Cin 2 is not even close to cancer but warrants the colposcopy and treatment. It sounds like your physician is doing everything right. You can be reassured. ...Read more

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I recently had a smear done abd it came back adnormal cells and I have to go for a colopolscopy. Wat does this mean? Shud I be worried?

I recently had a smear done abd it came back adnormal cells and I have to go for a colopolscopy. Wat does this mean? Shud I be worried?

Pap Smears: Don't be worried but follow through with the recommendations of your physician. There are stages of changes in the cells from the cervix that can predict risk for getting cancer. They are going to just make sure there is nothing worse and to zap or treat anything that can be treated to prevent this from progressing. Also you need the hpv vaccine urgently if you have not already had this. ...Read more

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My smear said borderline changes what does this mean? Will I get cancer

My smear said borderline changes what does this mean? Will I get cancer

Nonspecific: Borderline can mean not enough tissue to evaluate, abnormal cells. Will most likely need a repeat exam sooner than a yearly exam. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does an abnormal blood smear showing tear drop cells, ovolacyes, and anisocitosis mean?

What does an abnormal blood smear showing tear drop cells, ovolacyes, and anisocitosis mean?

See Physician: These are discription of the shape of the red blood cells which are different from the the normal disc shaped cells. This represents a abnormally in the formation of the cells and may be related to a number of conditions. You need to see a Physician to sort it out ...Read more

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What does an inflamed pap smear mean?

What does an inflamed pap smear mean?

Inflammatory cells: Iflamed pap smear most probably means smear reveals a lot of inflammatory cells - predominantly neutrophils. Inflammation may be seen in presence of fungal organisms and trichomanas vaginalis, or just be a sign of chronic or acute cervicitis without any microorganisms.
Be well. Thank you for question. ...Read more

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Pap smear noted few koilocytes, what does it mean?

Suggest viral: Infection. Koilocytes are one of the effects of hpv infection. You may wish to discuss a test for hpv, with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have ovalocytes in a blood smear?

What does it mean to have ovalocytes in a blood smear?

Depends: If hemoglobin level is normal, it does not mean anything. Some hemoglobin variants produce oval rather than perfectly round red cells and then it depends on the type of hemoglobin variant. A few ovalocytes are of no consequence. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my pap smear comes back abnormal?

What does it mean when my pap smear comes back abnormal?

Can vary: Abnormal cells can be seen in a variety of conditions that affect the cervix. Commonly infection can cause cells to look abnormal. Pre -cancerous or cancerous cells can also cause a pap smear to look abnormal and may need repeat exam or even a biopsy. ...Read more

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What does the result in pap smear c 211 13 and smear 03 mean?

Doesn't make sense: These letters and number don't have any meaning as a pap smear result. Perhaps they are some tracking numbers for the lab. It would be helpful to see a copy of the entire report if you'd like an interpretation. ...Read more

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What does abnormal cells mean in a pap smear examination result?

What does abnormal cells mean in a pap smear examination result?

Abnormal PAP: We do pap smears to screen for cervical cancer cells. The pap smear has helped us reduce cervical cancer to very small numbers. We think that cancer forms in stages over many years (about 10-15). The cells get progressively abnormal before they become cancerous and this is the opportunity that the pap smear gives us. Remove/kill the abnormal cells before cancer develops. ...Read more

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Pap smear noted few koilocytes in my pap smear, what does it mean?

Depends: True koilocytes are associated with hpv infection and the presence of koliocytes could mean a dysplastic change to the lining cells of your cervix. However, mimics of koilocytic change can be caused by a variety of other entities. Further testing could be performed to clarify the significance of those cells if your ob-gyn feels it is warranted. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have precancerous cells on your pap smear?

At risk of cancer: Precancerous cells indicate presence of pathologic processes that could lead to development of cancer. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what it means to have ovalocytes in a blood smear?

Does anyone know what it means to have ovalocytes in a blood smear?

Usually Harmless: Ovalocytes by themselves are harmless. In a hereditary condition ovalocytes may constitue about 25% of red blood cells. Lesser numbers of circulating ovalocytes may be present in various anemias including megaloblastic, sideroblastic, iron deficiency, and in thalassemias. ...Read more

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Female 83 yrs, HGB 8.70, ALKP 532, Macroplatalets seen on smear. Lost apetite. What does this means? Can be serious?

Female 83 yrs, HGB 8.70, ALKP 532, Macroplatalets seen on smear. Lost apetite. What does this means? Can be serious?

Anemia: You have significant anemia which means you are either losing blood, not making blood or your body is destroying blood. A high alk phos could mean liver disease but Vit B 12 deficiency must be considered. It's best to consult a hematologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What does an abnormal pap smear mean?

What does an abnormal pap smear mean?

Depends: It depends what the pathologist has said as to why it is abnormal. In any case a follow up is needed with your doctor and further pap tests required ...Read more

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What could an abnormal pap smear mean?

What could an abnormal pap smear mean?

PAP smear: Definition of abnormal pap smear is too broad. It depends on the type of the abnormality detected. In any case any abnormal pap smear should be taken seriously and the obgyn should be contacted immediately. ...Read more

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What does an abnormal glandular pap smear mean?

What does an abnormal glandular pap smear mean?

Glandular cells: It means that there are glandular cells that appear abnormal. This type of pap result needs close follow up to include additional testing as there's a pretty high percentage of there being a precancerous or even cancerous lesion present. You may need a colposcopy and a scraping from the inside of your cervix performed. Be sure to see your doctor for follow up. ...Read more

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What exactly does dysplasia mean on a Pap smear?

"overinterpretation": The Pap test is a cytological exam which is usually made by a cytologist who reports that the "cells of your cervix" look normal or abnormal. Dysplasia may be suspected; but the diagnosis of a dysplasia (mild, moderate or severe) is usually made by a histopathological exam of a biopsy of your cervix to describe a disordered arrangement of the cells. By the way, why did you have a Pap test at age 18 ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an abnormal pap smear?

What does it mean to have an abnormal pap smear?

Depends on severity: Depending on the severity of abnormality, it may just require retesting sooner than the usual 1-3 years. Hpv testing may be warranted. If abnormality is high grade, it may require colposcopic examination and biopsy. ...Read more

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What exactly does having an abnormal pap smear mean?

What exactly does having an abnormal pap smear mean?

More vigilance: Depending on the severity of the abnormality it may require as little as continuing annual paps; colposcopic examination, may be a biopsy, and in very severe cases removal of a cone of the cervix. ...Read more

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I have had an abnormal pap smear what does that mean?

I have had an abnormal pap smear what does that mean?

It depends.: A pap smear is a test used to screen for cervical cancer, where a doc takes a sample of cells from the cervix. There is a wide range of abnormal results. Some pap tests come back showing you have a virus called hpv which is extremely common in sexually active women. Pap smears can also show that the cells of the cervix themselves are abnormal, showing pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. ...Read more

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Does it mean anything if I bleed during my pap smear?

Does it mean anything if I bleed during my pap smear?

Cervix fragile: It is not unusual for a woman to spot or have a little light bleeding when a pap smear is done. This is because some of the cells of the cervix can be fragile, and the brush used in the pap can make those cells bleed. ...Read more

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What is no blast seen means in peripheral blood smear?

It's a good thing!: Blasts are immature blood cells. They normally grow and mature in the marrow and then the more adult cells are extruded into the blood stream to perform their function. So, not seeing them in the blood film is a good sign we look for when evaluating someone with a blood disorder. ...Read more

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What is endocervical component present in Pap smear mean?

Good test: It means that there are cell samples from the inside of the cervix, which is where they're supposed to come from. So this just means the test is more likely to be accurate than if it said "endocervical component not present." ...Read more

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What does within normal limits mean when you get a Pap smear?

Nice things: To be reported, a Pap must first meat basic standards. That means that the specimen collected had enough of the right kind of material to study & was proper for the docs to analyze. It also means the specimen they studied had no abnormal features that would suggest any disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have endometrial cells on a normal pap smear?

Endometrial cells: Within normal limits Pap smear result means that no cell lesions or malignancy have been found. Reactive cellular changes, cellular atrophy, and endometrial cells present are normal variables. Pap smears are an excellent tool, but are not perfect. ...Read more